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Downtown disruption

Downtown disruption

In a bucket truck at the intersection of Gilford Avenue and Union Avenue this week, Gordon Brown with Eversource Energy helps the company complete a $1.6 million project to replace over 100 utility poles in Laconia. (David Carkhuff/The Laconia Daily Sun) Underground utilities to replaced starting in spring By DAVID CARKHUFF, LACONIA DAILY SUN LACONIA — Downtown businesses may face disruption this spring, summer and fall as Eversource Energy replaces underground cable and transformers dating to the 1960s."It... Read more


Since when do parents not have responsibility to feed their …

To The Daily Sun, On its surface the "Keeping the Bellies Full" front page article in the Friday, Jan. 13, Daily Sun warms the cockles of your heart. Attractive well-fed smiling children displaying healthy meals is a good reminder of the abundance of our country and how fortunate we are to live here. What could be wrong? Three things instantly come to mind. First, since when is it the community's obligation to relieve parents of their responsibility to... Read more

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Quakers plan Inauguration Day awareness event

NORTH SANDWICH — The North Sandwich Friends Meeting (Quakers) invites the wider community to an Inauguration Day event, Friday, Jan. 20, "to push back against the political reality that surrounds us," organizers said. Toward that end, the Meetinghouse (354 Quaker Whiteface Road, North Sandwich) will be open on Friday, Jan. 20 from noon to 2 p.m. The first hour will be an opportunity for silent worship, meditation or reflection. The second hour will be a... Read more

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Frederick W. Rich, 81

Frederick W. Rich, 81

  Frederick W. Rich, 81 LADY LAKE, Fla. — Frederick W. Rich, 81, of Lady Lake, and formerly of Moultonborough, New Hampshire, passed away peacefully on Jan. 7, 2017, at his home. Mr. Rich retired as a manager of installation and maintenance for NYNEX, which later became Verizon, after 30 years of service. He was a native of Everett, Massachusetts, born to Frederick Harold Rich and Dorothy R. Donovan Rich. Fred served his country proudly in the Army during the... Read more

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Calendar of Events

1-17-17 Calendar

Hour of Code - Introduction to Computer Science and Computer Programming, Laconia Public Library, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.  For details call 603-524-4775. Story Time at Goss Reading Room, 188 Elm St., Laconia (Lakeport), 3:30 p.m. For details call 603-524-4775.  Events at Gilford Public Library: Fiber Friends, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Toddler Time, 10 to 10:30 a.m.; Social Bridge, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Story Time, 10:45 to 11:45 a.m.; Makerspace: Woodworking, 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Nightly... Read more

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Jim Hightower - Bring those jobs home, Ivanka

It's about time America has a president who will stand up to those greed-headed corporate executives who keep hauling our middle-class jobs out of country. Bring those jobs back home, Donald Trump bellowed, or I'll slap you with a huuuge tariff when you try to sell your foreign-made products here. Great stuff, Donnie. And to prove you mean business, I know just the CEO you should target first: Her name is Ivanka. Yes, your daughter! Ivanka's multimillion-dollar... Read more

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